Teaching for Critical Thinking:
Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions
Monday, May 18, 9 a.m. - Noon
In this session, Dr. Brookfield explores how students learn to think critically and what methods teachers can use to support this learning. He will explain—and demonstrate--how university instructors can help students uncover and check assumptions, explore alternative perspectives, and take informed action. Drawing on thousands of his own students’ testimonies, Dr. Brookfield will identify the five major themes that students say are the teaching methods and approaches that most help them learn to think critically. Finally, he will provide participants with insights into how instructors can embed critical thinking into a syllabus and specific assignments. This half-day session will focus upon several of the central concepts presented in Dr. Brookfield’s 2012 book, Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions.